How Often 2 Month Old Eats

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mom42 - September 27

How often do your 2-month-olds usually eat during the day? I am in the habit of feeding every 3 hours, but now that she's older, she can surely go longer. I don't want to let her go too long, though, so she gets her long period of sleep in during the day. I've forgotten all of this since baby #1!


anne - September 27

mine 2 months old too and she eats 30 ounces a day - during the day and never at night. she is normally knocked out at night from about 8 pm until 6:30 am. she likes to eat 6 ounces every 3 hours too. how many ounces is your baby eating?


KH - September 27

Anne, how do you know exactly how much she's getting? are you pumping and supplementing? I wish my baby slept as long as yours!! :)


anne - September 28

i give her the b___st but i can never be 100% so i pump and still offer her formula. she really like ta-eat lol


anne - September 28

also KH - how old is yours again? does he/she stay up a lot during the day? i give her a bath before bedtime and turn on her nite nite winnie the poo toy. get one, they are awesomeeeee lol.. really makes us sleepy too.


mom42 - September 28

Don't know how many ounces. During the day, her feedings are usually 2-3 hours apart. Her nightime routine is either two four-hour stints or one 6-7 hour stint. I was worried yesterday, because she went about 5 hours between feedings during the day. I finally woke her up and fed her. I'm really worried about her getting her days and nights mixed up, since I had that problem wtih my first daughter. I don't mind her going 4-5 hours without eating during the day, as long as it isn't going to interrupt our happy nighttime routine-lol.


Jamie - October 2

My almost 8 week old is like clockwork - she'll eat at 9 am, 12 pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm, 5am, 9am again, and sleeps from 9 pm to 5am, and again from 5:30 til 9 a.m. She naps after the 12 pm feeding, but is awake and playful the rest of the time. The few times she's eaten from a bottle, she's had between 6 and 8 ounces.


anne - October 3

jamie you have a great schedule there! i got to know my baby by writing down when she was hungry, when slepy for naps, etc. it helps to see it all on paper


Jamie - October 4

I know, I'm so lucky she's already sleeping through the night! I'm pretty sure the only reason she wakes at 5 is cause we co-sleep, and that's when my husband's alarm clock goes off; wakes up the whole family! lol I don't know how I got her to be on such a schedule, because I'm not structured at all - I just fed her on demand, and realized she was like clockwork when I wrote down the times she ate/slept for a sitter.


Maggie - October 7

My 2 month old eats every 3 hours-taking in about 3-4 oz at each feeding. She is a very light eater--but gaining weight just fine. She will sleep for a 7 hour stretch at night.


anne - October 7

maggie - how much does she weigh?


Maggie - October 7

Two weeks ago (at her 2 month app't), she weighed 10 lbs 14 oz. She is a little twirp...she was 6 lbs 9 oz at birth. How much does your little one weigh??


anne - October 7

her 2 month appt was yesterday (its been 10 weeks since i delivered her however. the appt was a week later than planned). she is 12 lbs. doc thinks she is too big. i cant believe she is though. 1 lbs is ok, no?


Maggie - October 7

Anne-- I think 12 lbs is just fine. I wouldn't worry about it at all. The babies will stop eating when they are full--some will certainly eat more than others. Your little one sounds like she is doing great!



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